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Old 07-30-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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X2 on the scangauge. I got one and found the power curves for pulling up the mountains wasn't where I thought it was. It paid for itself the first trip through the rockies. In PA with lots of hills and steep grades we get about 7. Once we get out to the flatlands of Ohio and into the midwest states we get about 8.5 or even 9. Our rig likes 62mph on the interstates. Small towns with lots of traffic lights will kill your mileage. Watch the lights as far ahead as you can and coast to them trying not to stop. It may tick off the drivers who like to floor it then wait at the next light but they aren't filling your tank.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:30 AM   #22
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Ever notice they never post the fuel mileage stats on the windows of RV units like you might find on brand new cars.........and it's highly unlikely you'll ever match those either?

And just who told you you'd get that fantastic mileage on your RV anyway?
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #23
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I put Auto Meter MPG gauges on both my RV and truck. Half the price of a Scan gauge and gives me all the info I need, is simple to use and set up is plug and play.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:33 PM   #24
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Ever notice they never post the fuel mileage stats on the windows of RV units like you might find on brand new cars.........and it's highly unlikely you'll ever match those either?
Automakers only put those stickers on the windows because Federal Law requires it; it's not required of RV builders - same chassis, different coach configurations, so using the Federal mileage stats wouldn't work.

It's important to understand how the mileage figures are determined, and their testing procedure doesn't reflect most peoples' driving habits. For me, I have never failed to exceed the federal mileage stats on any of my cars!
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:30 PM   #25
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2011 3170DS... Highest recorded mpg on a single tank was 10.2 mpg (central TX to Disney)...This trip overall averaged 9.6 mpg but was winter break and had almost zero gen useage. We spent the moneys saved in gas at Disney...so no worries:-)

I normally see 9-8.5 mpg all day long @62 mph. The few times I've kept up with the interstate traffic @70-75 mph... I get 7-6.5 mpg!
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #26
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It doesn't matter to the V-10 what you do, your going to get 8-10 and that's about it. I pull 6000 pounds behind us and I still get 8.5. Best thing you can do to push 10 is never set the cruise so you can adjust for on coming inclines. Even with the extra weight I can manage some pretty steep hills without the tranny kicking down.
X2. Cruise causes too much down shifting. I can avoid most of it with pedal control.
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I put Auto Meter MPG gauges on both my RV and truck. Half the price of a Scan gauge and gives me all the info I need, is simple to use and set up is plug and play.
Like this? Any other tips on them? Where do they plug in. this is what I want.

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12-13mpg may be right on a sprinter chassis, but not a V-10 with a brick on it`s back. I average 7 mpg at 17k lbs combined weight! 8-8.5 on a newer V-10 is about right. you may see low 9`s after some miles.
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Like this? Any other tips on them? Where do they plug in. this is what I want.


Yes, it plugs into the computer port just under the dash on the drivers side as long as your vehicle is no older than the late 90's.
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3100. Best barometer is spring break trip from Cincinnati to Disney in Florida. Some hills in Kentucky and Tennessee. Kept it around 65 MPH (with some 70 MPH). No toad. Bike rack on back with 4 bikes. Fresh tank was a third full. A lot of stuff (wife thought the sinks in the unit weren't enough so threw in the kitchen sink!). Averaged 7.7 MPG. Had a couple tanks in the high 6's and a couple in the low 8's.
What a difference speed makes! Had a longer trip this past weekend & deliberately drove slower as had some time. Cincinnati to Sandusky, Ohio (Lake Erie / Cedar Point area). Flat terrain. Locked the cruise on 65 MPH this time (the wife says I was much between 70 - 75 MPH for the trip above). No toad. Bike rack on back with 4 bikes. Fresh tank was full. Not quite as much stuff but definitely not lacking either. 9.2 MPG.
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